The writer retired as inspector general of police, CRPF
Mere transfers and suspensions are no solutions to dereliction of duty by the police. They are liable for much more serious punishment, including imprisonment.
There have been 266 cases of lynching since 2014 and this continues to show an upward trend, casting an adverse impression about the role of the police in arresting such trends.
The security apparatus should be radically restructured in the light of the terror strike. CCTVs, quick patrol teams, drones and sniffer and tracker dogs on convoy routes could prevent similar attacks in the future.
Senior policemen must be held responsible for fake encounters and custodial deaths
The Sports Ministry needs to give a serious thought to the fact whether sportspersons should ever be considered for the Padma Awards
In the first half of this year, the state lost 17 policemen as against 23 between September 2015 and August 2016 and 24 in the corresponding period in 2014-2015. The figures were 13 and 16 in 2012-2013 and in 2013-2014, respectively.
It is unfair to question the capabilities of the CRPF after every Maoist ambush.